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Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include: - 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith. - 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick. - 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo. Please email talks@rrr.org.au for all interview requests. About the Presenter Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at www.artshub.com.au. In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include: - 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith. - 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick. - 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo. Please email talks@rrr.org.au for all interview requests. About the Presenter Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at www.artshub.com.au. In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include: - 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith. - 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick. - 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo. Please email talks@rrr.org.au for all interview requests. About the Presenter Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at www.artshub.com.au. In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Language:

English

Contact:

+61393881027


Episodes

The Return, Light & Shade and The View From Up Here

5/18/2022
Jason Tamiru talks co-directing ‘The Return’, which recounts the macabre history of the stolen bodily remains of First Peoples, for Malthouse Theatre and RISING; Art Gallery of Ballarat Director Louise Tegart on the lesser known Australian art movement of Max Meldrum and the tonalists for their new exhibition ‘Light & Shade’; Performers John Marc Desengano and Emily Tomlins discuss ‘The View From Up Here’ a play set in the aftermath of a bushfire from Hot Mess Productions and Theatreworks....

Duration:00:42:52

Floating Gallery, Meatus and ANAM Set Festival

5/11/2022
Curator Janenne Willis chats about a fascinating ‘Floating Gallery’ presented by O_C_E_A_N, where people can swim, row or paddle out to view local artworks on laser yachts at Point Leo; Artist Frances Barrett explores her new sensory-focussed collaborative project ‘Meatus’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music, Paavali Jumppanen, talks commissioning 67 works from Australian composers for ANAM Set Festival. With presenter...

Duration:00:39:26

RISING, Venice Biennale for New Zealand, Photo 2022 and Southside Festival

5/4/2022
RISING co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek discuss the long-awaited program coming this winter; Natalie King talks about curating the work of Yuki Kihara, the representative for New Zealand Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale; Elias Redstone, artistic director of Photo 2022, celebrates Melbourne’s photographic culture; and producer of the inaugural Southside Festival, Freyja Macfarlane, on bringing thought-provoking arts and cultural events to Frankston. With presenter...

Duration:01:09:36

On Golden Days, Hamlet and The Heartbreak Choir

4/27/2022
Photographer and filmmaker James J. Robinson introduces his first solo exhibition, the nostalgia-challenging ‘On Golden Days’ at Hillvale Gallery; Harriet Gordon-Anderson talks playing the title role in Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’, transposed to the glamorous court of Denmark in the 1960s; and Peter Houghton discusses directing ‘Heartbreak Choir’, the last work from his friend, the late playwright Aidan Fennessy, for the Melbourne Theatre Company. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:41:24

Platform Papers, Can’t Complain and Double Feature

4/13/2022
Dr Josephine Caust from the University of Melbourne discusses her important paper connecting ‘Arts, Culture & Country’ for Platform Papers; Nominated for Best Newcomer at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Chris Ryan is back with her show 'Can't Complain’; Another comedy festival favourite Damian Callinan talks about discovering his mother’s 1946 diary for his show ‘Double Feature’. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:49:43

Art Attack, Bunny and Bigger and Blacker

4/6/2022
Tai Snaith is back for another Art Attack; Barnie Duncan gets personal about grief in his new show 'Bunny' at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Writer and actor Steven Oliver talks about his festival debut with the comedy cabaret 'Bigger and Blacker'; With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:46:47

Theatre Reviews, Comedy fest with Amanda Jane Pritchard and Circa's ON

3/30/2022
Anne Marie Peard joins the show for a fortnightly critique and celebration of theatre in Melbourne; Amanda Jane Pritchard discusses her show 'Google Amanda Jane Dildo' coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Circa's Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz on their new work 'ON' at the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:47:58

The Rabble, Distant Things Appear Suddenly Near and Apparitions

3/23/2022
Co-founders of THE RABBLE, Emma Valenta and Kate Davis discuss their latest work of feminist theatre ‘YES’; Irish artist Sean Lynch on his temporary public artwork in Carlton’s University Square ‘Distant Things Appear Suddenly Near’; Cinema Viscera's Perri Cummings and Paul Anthony Nelson talk ‘Apparitions’, their new indie horror feature. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:50:59

Theatre Reviews, Happy End and Hamilton

3/16/2022
Anne Marie Peard reviews recent theatre works; Actor and soprano Ali McGregor chats about Victorian Opera’s staging of the 20th century anti-capitalist musical comedy 'Happy End'; Jason Arrow, who plays the titular character in 'Hamilton', discusses the critic-proof phenomenon. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:54:08

Reigen, Flux Job and Queer Stories at The NGV

3/9/2022
Viv Nguyen and Georgia Symon, two of the nine writers behind Periscope Productions’ ’REIGEN’, talk adapting Arthur Schnitzler’s play; Choreographer Lucy Guerin explores proximity and distance through dance in ‘Flux Job’ at Arts House; Senior Curator Tedd Gott introduces the bold new exhibition 'Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection'. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:47:50

Rider Spoke, Chronic Cabaret and Creative Start-Up

3/2/2022
Nick Tandavanitj discusses Blast Theory and ACMI's ‘Rider Spoke’, an immersive experience where participants cycle through the city to find a hiding place for a secret; Producer Rosie Roulette chats about 'The Chronic Cabaret' coming to Fringe Rebound; Monica Davidson, Director of Creative Plus Business, talks about a free online course teaching business essentials to creative practitioners. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:40:50

Black Cockatoo, Little Monster and Lust Love Loss

2/16/2022
Playwright Wesley Enoch discusses his Geelong Arts Centre theatre production, ‘Black Cockatoo’, the true story of Johnny Mullagh and the all-First Nations cricket team travelling to England in 1868; Artist Telia Nevile reinvents her live show ‘Little Monster’ for online and back again for Fringe Rebound; Exhibition Curator Neil Sharkey introduces the Shrine of Remembrance's ‘Lust Love Loss: Australian stories of Wartime relationships’. With Richard Watts.

Duration:00:37:23

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival, Performance of a Lifetime and The Enchanted Pig

7/21/2021
Director of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival Claire Jager introduces their program of online films; writer/director Emma Muir-Smith chats about the MSO’s ‘Performance of a Lifetime’ campaign addressing vaccination hesitancy in the community; and Linda Thompson, Artistic Director of the Australian Contemporary Opera talks about their latest production, ‘The Enchanted Pig’. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:42:30

Comedy Republic, Dating Amber and When the Rain Stops Falling

7/14/2021
Kyran Whealey, co-owner of Comedy Republic chats about the challenges of opening a comedy venue during a pandemic; David Freyne, director of ‘Dating Amber’ discusses his romance comedy film set in 90’s Ireland; and Briony Dunn, director of Iron Lung Theatre’s production of ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’ talks about their upcoming season at Theatreworks. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:52:16

Pt Leo Sculpture Park, Still and The Huxleys Places of Worship

6/23/2021
Tai Snaith returns for another Art Attack, reviewing the 135-hectare Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park; Elisa Armstrong, co-artistic director of Heartstring Theatre talks about ‘Still’ at fortyfivedownstairs; and Will and Garrett Huxley introduce ‘The Huxleys Places of Worship’, opening at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:44:13

The Regina Monologues, Cirkus Plan 47(b), Iphigenia in Splott and Papier Mache

6/16/2021
Sharmini Kumar, writer and assistant director of ‘The Regina Monologues’ chats about their upcoming performances at the Meat Market Stables; director Mike Finch and performer Emily Zoe introduce the National Institute of Circus Arts’ latest student-devised piece, ‘Cirkus Plan 47 (b)’; actor Jess Clarke talks about ‘Iphigenia in Splott’, a one woman show at Red Stitch Actors' Theatre; and Louise Klerks, co-curator of visual arts exhibition ‘Papier Mache’ at Missing Persons discusses...

Duration:00:52:48

Still Alive, Set Piece and Little Brother, Big Sister

5/26/2021
Graphic artist Safdar Ahmed talks about his novel ‘Still Alive: Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System’ which collates almost a decade of stories involving the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre; Nat Randall, co-creator of ‘Set Piece’ for RISING festival talks about their genre bending performance exploring intergenerational desire; and playwright Michel Paul Tuomy chats about ‘Little Brother, Big Sister’ at La Mama, a theatre piece exploring familial ties inspired by his...

Duration:00:47:25

Do You Still Love Me, ButohOUT! and Back to Back Theatre

5/19/2021
Artist Rosie Weiss joins Richard Watts to talk about ‘Do You Still Love Me (asked the earth)’, a solo exhibition utilising charred plant fragments for Silver Leaf Art Box. Yumi Umiumare, Artistic Director of ButohOUT! 2021, a festival inspired by the Japanese dance theatre artform, introduces ‘Odd Hours’, part of the festival’s exploration of ‘abnormality’ at Abbotsford Convent. Finally, Back to Back Theatre’s Executive Producer Tim Stitz and ensemble member Sarah Mainwaring discuss the...

Duration:00:39:13

Macbeth, Meow Meow and Poona

5/12/2021
Bruce Beresford, legendary screen director, talks about directing Melbourne Opera’s production of ‘Macbeth’ which will be broadcast live using VR technology; Internationally acclaimed performer Meow Meow discusses ‘Meow Meow’s Pandemonium’, her latest collaboration with the MSO; and Roshelle Fong and Keziah Warner, co-creators of ‘Poona’ talk about their new work for Next Wave 2020, based on the controversial book, ‘Pauline Hanson: The Truth’. With presenter Richard Watts.

Duration:00:39:33

Drawn Out, She-oak and Sunlight, Considerable Sexual Licence and Voyage

5/5/2021
Richard Watts is joined by comic book lover Bernard Caleo for this month’s Drawn Out segment, discussing Declan Shelvey’s Bog Bodies and Savage Town, two Irish graphic novels transforming the crime fiction genre, and Scribe Publications’ Two-Week Wait, a sensitive portrayal of the IVF process. Curator Dr Angela Hesson talks about NGV Australia’s latest exhibition, ‘She-oak and Sunlight’, featuring the nation’s largest collection of Australian impressionist pieces with a particular focus on...

Duration:00:57:57